Can autism be prevented through preimplantation genetic diagnosis?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 11/09/2016

No, it is not yet possible, either through PGD or prenatal testing. To date, only a few specific gene mutations linked to autism have been identified, which makes it impossible for PGD to work with the purpose of avoiding this disease.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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